Day in Pics: 6th May

May 06, 2013, 10:42 AM IST
Fiona Gilley, left, and her sister Nairi Melkonian, both of Worcester, Mass., hold signs urging compassion while they stand on the other side of the street from protestors in Worcester, Mass.
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Fiona Gilley, left, and her sister Nairi Melkonian, both of Worcester, Mass., hold signs urging compassion while they stand on the other side of the street from protestors in Worcester, Mass.

This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows a general view of damaged buildings wrecked by an Israeli airstrike, in Damascus, Syria.
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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows a general view of damaged buildings wrecked by an Israeli airstrike, in Damascus, Syria.

Antonio Lopez, from left, with Juan Munoz, and Johana Portillo-Lopez, daughter of Ricardo Portillo, who died after injuries following an assault by a soccer player on April 27, becomes emotional after a news conference discussing Portillo`s death, in Salt Lake City.
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Antonio Lopez, from left, with Juan Munoz, and Johana Portillo-Lopez, daughter of Ricardo Portillo, who died after injuries following an assault by a soccer player on April 27, becomes emotional after a news conference discussing Portillo`s death, in Salt Lake City.

A hot air balloon from a fruit juice company flies over Sydney Harbour and along the Sydney skyline as a commercial jet flies past in the back.
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A hot air balloon from a fruit juice company flies over Sydney Harbour and along the Sydney skyline as a commercial jet flies past in the back.

Demonstrators stand on a statue which represents Marianne, symbol of the state and values of France, during a rally to protest the austerity plan of French President Francois Hollande in Paris.
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Demonstrators stand on a statue which represents Marianne, symbol of the state and values of France, during a rally to protest the austerity plan of French President Francois Hollande in Paris.

Shannon Petree, right, of Huntington West Virginia, watches the band Delta Spirit perform during the inaugural Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta.
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Shannon Petree, right, of Huntington West Virginia, watches the band Delta Spirit perform during the inaugural Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, second from left, and his other party leaders shout slogans after winning the national elections in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, second from left, and his other party leaders shout slogans after winning the national elections in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

President Barack Obama is congratulated by David Horn, left, after receiving an honorary doctor of law degree at Ohio State University`s spring commencement  in Columbus, Ohio.
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President Barack Obama is congratulated by David Horn, left, after receiving an honorary doctor of law degree at Ohio State University`s spring commencement in Columbus, Ohio.

Islamic activists block a road in Dhaka, Bangladesh during a protest to demand that the government enact an anti-blasphemy law.
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Islamic activists block a road in Dhaka, Bangladesh during a protest to demand that the government enact an anti-blasphemy law.

China`s President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.
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China`s President Xi Jinping, right, shakes hands with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

A North Korean defector holds a picture depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally in support of the South Korea-U.S. alliance near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.
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A North Korean defector holds a picture depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally in support of the South Korea-U.S. alliance near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

A protester from Boeung Kak lake holds a cutout of a scale symbolizing justice as she joins other villagers, who were allegedly evicted from their homes without adequate compensation, during a rally in front of the Justice Ministry in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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A protester from Boeung Kak lake holds a cutout of a scale symbolizing justice as she joins other villagers, who were allegedly evicted from their homes without adequate compensation, during a rally in front of the Justice Ministry in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

A man crosses a stream under the lanterns hanging for the upcoming Buddha`s birthday on May 17, in Seoul, South Korea.
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A man crosses a stream under the lanterns hanging for the upcoming Buddha`s birthday on May 17, in Seoul, South Korea.

A protester erects a life-sized cut board of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra onto a tree during a demonstration outside the government house in Bangkok, Thailand.
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A protester erects a life-sized cut board of Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra onto a tree during a demonstration outside the government house in Bangkok, Thailand.

Former NBA Houston Rockets basketball player Yao Ming is greeted by Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay, right, during his courtesy call at the Coconut Palace, the official residence of the vice-president, in Manila, Philippines.
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Former NBA Houston Rockets basketball player Yao Ming is greeted by Philippine Vice-President Jejomar Binay, right, during his courtesy call at the Coconut Palace, the official residence of the vice-president, in Manila, Philippines.

Jammu and Kashmir state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, center left, inspects a guard of honor during the reopening of the state’s summer capital at the Civil Secretariat in Srinagar.
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Jammu and Kashmir state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, center left, inspects a guard of honor during the reopening of the state’s summer capital at the Civil Secretariat in Srinagar.

A woman is held by police after she tried to force her way into the court in Munich, Germany,  before the start of the trial of an alleged member of a German neo-Nazi cell.
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A woman is held by police after she tried to force her way into the court in Munich, Germany, before the start of the trial of an alleged member of a German neo-Nazi cell.

An artist wearing gold-painted traffic police uniform performs on Jakarta`s main street as part of a safe-driving campaign in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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An artist wearing gold-painted traffic police uniform performs on Jakarta`s main street as part of a safe-driving campaign in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Malaysian King Tuanku Abdul Halim, left, watches Prime Minister Najib Razak take his oath of office at the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur.
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Malaysian King Tuanku Abdul Halim, left, watches Prime Minister Najib Razak take his oath of office at the National Palace in Kuala Lumpur.

Indian Sikhs shout slogans from a police bus as they are detained during a protest against former parliamentarian Sajjan Kumar near the Presidential Palace in New Delhi.
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Indian Sikhs shout slogans from a police bus as they are detained during a protest against former parliamentarian Sajjan Kumar near the Presidential Palace in New Delhi.

Palestinians hold Syrian flags and a photograph of President Bashar Assad, right, during a march in solidarity with the Syrian regime in the West Bank city of Nablus.
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Palestinians hold Syrian flags and a photograph of President Bashar Assad, right, during a march in solidarity with the Syrian regime in the West Bank city of Nablus.

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with the President of the Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer during a private audience at the Vatican.
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Pope Francis exchanges gifts with the President of the Swiss Confederation Ueli Maurer during a private audience at the Vatican.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, plays a drum as she arrives for a discussion with students about Europe as part of a `EU-Projekttag` (EU-Project Day) at the Johann-Gottfried-Herder school in Berlin, Germany.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, plays a drum as she arrives for a discussion with students about Europe as part of a `EU-Projekttag` (EU-Project Day) at the Johann-Gottfried-Herder school in Berlin, Germany.

Police officers walk on a street during clashes between police and Islamic hardliners in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Police officers walk on a street during clashes between police and Islamic hardliners in Dhaka, Bangladesh.